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Mercier: Washington has too many statewide elected officials

Hopefully you’ve already voted or are soon heading to ballot drop box. Now let’s work to reduce the number of statewide elected offices. At present...Read More

Oregon Legislature to convene special session; Washington unlikely to do the same

On Friday afternoon, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is expected to call a special legislative session for Aug. 10, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting’s reporting. In...Read More

Ferguson: “For months, my legal team has been preparing for the possibility that the president might attempt to unlawfully delay the election.”

In a statement earlier today, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson reiterated his concern that President Trump may try to delay the November election and...Read More

Video and Highlights – Going Back to School: COVID and Education Equity

On Wednesday, the Washington State Wire and City Year Seattle-King co-hosted a virtual conversation about COVID-19 and Education Equity. The conversation centered around what to...Read More

Op-ed: Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

When the Legislature reconvenes, it will be forced to grapple with the immediate health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, with mounting pressure to...Read More

Washington tops 7.6 million residents in 2020

An estimated 7,656,200 people resided in Washington state as of April 1, according to annual estimates prepared by the Office of Financial Management. The COVID-19...Read More

Morning Wire: 11th LD Race, Jackson Maynard, COVID spread

Thank you to the Washington PUD Association for renewing their sponsorship of this year’s 2020 Re-Wire Policy Virtual Conference! The WPUDA has been one of...Read More

Democratic legislative races highlight institutional divisions

Three Democratic legislative races this cycle are highlighting institutional divisions. These divisions are playing out between candidates and the incumbents they’re challenging, as well as...Read More

Q&A: Congressional Candidate Jackson Maynard

Jackson Maynard is a Republican candidate for Congress in Washington’s 10th District. An attorney by trade, Maynard previously worked as a prosecutor, practiced construction law...Read More

Inslee recommended for cabinet positions by progressive think tank

In a memo released yesterday, a progressive aligned think tank recommended Washington Gov. Jay Inslee as a potential appointee to four different cabinet positions, should...Read More